Cooperative Work Experience

The Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) Program offers students the opportunity to explore career paths and earn college credit for skills learned on the job. Students have access to current information about careers and available jobs as well as an opportunity to extend work place learning by defining measurable learning objectives. The success of the program is dependent upon support from the worksite supervisor, guidance from the assigned faculty, and the commitment of the student to complete the learning objectives. Students may earn credit for general or occupation related paid or volunteer work. A combined maximum of sixteen (16) units of Cooperative Work Experience credits may be earned.

Cooperative Work Experience location:

The Cooperative Work Experience office is located in the The STEM center Building W room 22 on the Santa Maria campus.  Contact the program specialist for assistance:

Emily Smith
CWE Coordinator
STEM Center : W-22
esmith@hancockcollege.edu
1-805-922-6966 Ext. 3820

How does Cooperative Work Experience Education work?

Click here for an overview PDF

Click Here for Employer FAQs PDF 

Click Here for Student FAQs PDF

 

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Arturo Avila

Arturo Avila
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One of the obstacles that I had to overcome was breaking the language barrier. Another obstacle I faced was financial hardship. As I completed my classes at AHC, I had to work in many part-time jobs such as a math/science tutor for the college tutoring center, night shift clerk for a local grocery store and vegetable cooling. Also, the MESA program and the STEM Center, not only supported me academically through resources such as access to books and computers, but also through working with students with interest in mathematics, science and engineering.

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